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    Formula GT World Championship FAQ by Psyco Monkey

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 07/10/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    *                                GRAN TURISMO 4                               *
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    *                        FORMULA GT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FAQ                    *
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    			    By: Alex Young (Psyco Monkey)
                                Email: alexyoung27@msn.com
                                Last Update: 10/07/2005
                                Version: 1.2
                                For: PAL/NTSC Versions
    
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    0. Contents
    1. History of FAQ
    2. Legal information
    3. Introduction
    4. How to use this FAQ
    5. Getting the Polyphony Formula Gran Turismo
    6. Formula GT World Championship
        I. Tokyo R246 
        II. Twin Ring Motegi SS
        III. New York
        IV. High Speed Ring
        V. Grand Valley
        VI. Circuit de la Sarthe I
        VII. Cote d'Azur
        VIII. Seoul
        IX. Infineon Raceway
        X. Laguna Seca
        XI. Twin Ring Motegi Road
        XII. Nurburgring
        XIII. El Capitan
        XIV. Fuji Speedway 2005
        XV. Suzuka
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Contributing to my guide
    9. Special Thanks / Credits
    10. Contact Information
    
    
    
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    18/06/2005: Start FAQ
    
    22/06/2005: Add Last Bits
    
    25/06/2005: Not quite finished but submit Version 0.8
    
    27/06/2005: FAQ published
    
    01/07/2005: Recieve e-mail from James Pickering giving handy advice on the Nurb
    
    01/07/2005: Message posted on GT4 Message Board by mindlessoath deserves worthy
    	    mention in v1.2
    
    06/07/2005: Add above contributions to FAQ
    
    06/07/2005: Request certain A-Spec times not added in v0.8
    
    06:07:2005: ZechsXWynd helps with Nurburgring times
    
    10/07/2005: Add 'Contributing to my guide' section
    
    10/07/2005: Pete Whitmarsh gives good strategy for Sarthe
    
    10/07/2005: Submit v1.2
    
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    Hello and welcome to my Gran Turismo 4 Formula GT World Championship FAQ. In 
    this FAQ I have listed all the races in this Championship along with detailed 
    stats, figures and tips on how to beat this mamoth endurance Extreme Event.
    
    There are a lot of questions on this Championship on the message boards so I 
    thought I should write a simple FAQ on it.
    
    I hope you find this FAQ useful. If there are any mistakes please e-mail 
    them to me and I will correct them. In addition, if you have any other 
    strategys, please email me them and I will put them in the guide on the next 
    update. Thank you.
    
    
    
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    Laps: How many laps the race is
    
    Pit Stops: How many pit stops you should do if following this guide
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: The ammount of laps you do per pit stop
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: The average time between pit stops in 
    A-Spec
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: The average time between pit stops in 
    B-Spec x3
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: The average lap time you should do in A-Spec
    Average B-Spec Lap: The average time a lap will take in B-Spec x3
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: How long it takes to complete the race in A-Spec
    B-Spec Completion Time: How long it takes to complete the race in B-Spec x3
    
    B-Spec Speed: What speed you should have it on
    Overtake: Whether or not you should have Overtake on or off
    
    Other Advice: Any other advice I feel relevant
    
    00:00:00:000
    HH:MM:SS:HTS
    
    H= Hours
    M= Minutes
    S= Seconds
    HTS= Hundreds of Tenths of a Second
    
    Before you take on this huge Championship, I'd like to say that B-Spec times 
    etc all depend on your B-Spec drivers ability. When I completed this 
    Championship, I had 6100 B-Spec points therfore I would not attempt this 
    Championship with any less.
    
    
    
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    I should hope you have all done 25% of the game and unlocked the Endurance 
    Races as the car you'll need for the championsip is only available through the
    24 Hour Nurburgring Endurance Race.
    
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    / mindlessoath says:                                                          \
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    / "i say a good tip for these people is to tell them to raise their bspec     \
    \ skills and they will have NO probelms at all. the F1 is not the end all car /
    / to win all, its easiest way out."                                           \
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    Laps: 24 hours worth of laps (avg about 200-205)
    
    Pit Stops: 51
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 4
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:26:20:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:09:10:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:06:30:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:06:19:000          Thanks to ZechsXWynd
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 24:02:32:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 08:33:00:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 1 Slow Pace
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: The car I would suggest using to win the Nurb 24 is the 
    Mercedes Benz AMG CLK-GTR Race Car . It's a bit of an overkill but it gets the 
    job done as easy as possible for you. Keep it on slow pace to make the number
    of laps between pit stops shorter. YOu should have Super Hard Tyres on the back
    and Hard Tyres on the front. If you B-Spec it you can just come back every 5
    minutes or so to put it on Speed x3 or if your not worried about how long it
    takes but just want it done then you can leave it on over night etc. A-Specers
    will unlock a little extra if they do it on A-Spec, bragging rights :) All I
    advise is drink coffee, stop to pee and eat.
    
    Finally when you've earnt your little F1 Dream, make sure you've unlocked the
    Extreme Events otherwise you won't be doing any championship!
    
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    Regulations:
    Drivetrain - N/A
    Tires      - Any
    Cars       - Any
    License    - iA
    
    
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    *        I. Tokyo R246        *
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    Laps: 60
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 8
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:10:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap:
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:27:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time:
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:27:34:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 5 Push Hard
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: This is a relativley easy start to this huge Championship. For
    B-Spec, just keep it on Push Hard and Overtake and you will win it easy. You
    need not even be there to keep an eye on it. A majority of the gap you will
    gain will be from Pit Stops. You should pit one lap early to the other 5 
    racers (all of which pit at the same time) and this is when Bob (my B-Spec
    drivers name) starts making the gap wider.
    
    For A-Spec, all of your laps should be a few seconds quicker than the other
    drivers so just don't spin out and you'll be fine.
    
    
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    *   II. Twin Ring Motegi SS   *
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    Laps: 127
    
    Pit Stops: 11
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 11
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:02:40:00
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:12:300
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:04:06:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:26:11:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 5 Push Hard
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: First things first, don't go straight into the race starting 6th
    (especially if your B-Specing it) go to practise, do a few good laps and start 
    1st, the few 100ths of a second you gain from starting first are very 
    important.
    
    This is quite a hard one as in most races you gain time over the opponent on 
    turns etc however, there are no turns on this course so the time you gain, 
    thank your pit team for. You should all pit in at the same time and it's your
    pit team that help you by changing tyres a second or so faster than the other
    racers do. These few seconds soon build up and you should be fine after a few 
    pits or so... unless Bob decides to go suicidle on you but we won't think about
    that...
    
    A-Spec drivers get it a little easier. You should gain a few more seconds per 
    lap on A-Spec than Bob does on B-Spec meaning you get an easier time and do not
    have to depend on your pit team.
    
    
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    *        III. New York        *
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    Laps: 74
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 10
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:14:44:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:53:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:00:
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:29:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:42:00:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:36:24:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4 Increase Speed
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: For A-Spec, simply watch the breaking distances, lots of 90 
    degree turns at high speeds so just don't go crashing into walls. For B-Spec,
    start the race on 5 Push Hard until the first pit then put it down to Increase
    Speed. This gives you an extra lap before pitting in and makes your lap times
    faster by a few seconds as your driver is not doing 200mph and driving into
    walls thus wasting valuable seconds
    
    
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    *     IV. High Speed Ring     *
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    Laps: 77
    
    Pit Stops: 8
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 9
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:08:00:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:03:35:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:00:52:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:18:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:18:16:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:30:40:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 5 Push Hard
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: For some reason A-Spec drivers will normally do a lap 4 or so 
    seconds faster than B-Spec Bob and opponents in the race so just don't go off
    the road and you'll be fine. B-Specers need not worry, Bob should do this one 
    quite easy. Early on in the race, you may need to change the speed to 4 on the
    bends as he can lose it a bit but after a while you should be fine leaving him
    on 5.
    
    
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    *       V. Grand Valley       *
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    Laps: 62
    
    Pit Stops: 8
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 7
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:11:00:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:15:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:30:00
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:30:00
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:40:58:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:37:24:500
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: Easy race for both A-Spec and B-Spec drivers. Bob'll always do a
    lap 2 or 3 seconds faster than the other racers and what with your trusty pit 
    team, you have nothing to worry about. A-Spec drivers should do a lap 4 or 5 
    seconds faster than other drivers, so again, nothing to worry about. Nice easy
    race.
    
    
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    * VI. Circuit de la Sarthe I  *
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    Laps: 23
    
    Pit Stops: 5 (Maybe 6 for B-Spec)
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 4 (Maybe 3 for B-Spec)
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:13:16:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:30:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:03:14:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:01:04:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:20:24:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:27:20:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 3 Medium /4 Increase
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: Well, put it this way, if you have anything under 7000 B-Spec 
    points, be prepared to A-Spec this. Bob decides to drive into everthing 
    possible and take every corner at 200mph. At other times he becomes suicidle or
    simply decides to fall asleep at the wheel. If your driver on the other hand is 
    trained up, then by all means B-Spec it but I think this is the hardest track 
    in the game for old Bob so on most occassions it'd be best to A-Spec it. A-spec
    advice is cheat. Yup I said cheat. Skip the chicanes by taking the sand route
    through. Easily a 9 second gainer per lap what with good cornering etc. You 
    don't have to do this but I felt it nessasary as by lap 9 I was 2 minutes 
    behind due to Bob's complacency. I needed all the seconds I could get!
    
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    / Pete Whitmarsh says:                                                        \
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    / "One strategy that I noticed works particularly well on the Circuit de la   \
    \ Sarthe I race is to B-Spec it most of the way through the race, pitting in  /
    / every 3 laps and leaving it on medium pace. After my final pit stop on lap  \
    \ 21 however, I switched over to A-spec mode. When I made the switch I was    /
    / in 3rd place and 5 seconds behind the leader. However, by using the A-spec  \
    \ mode for the remaining 2 laps I was able to quite easily catch up and       /
    / overtake the leader (by cutting obvious corners) to finish in 1st place.    \
    \                                                                             /
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    *       VII. Cote d'Azur      *
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    Laps: 78
    
    Pit Stops: 9
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 8
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:11:00:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:05:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:20:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:27:000
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:48:22:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:39:45:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4 Increase
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: Quite an easy one after such a difficult one before hand. Easy
    enough on A-Spec, just watch the long straights followed by turns. B-Spec, 
    Bob'll do 2 or 3 seconds quicker. Have it on 4 though, not 5 as he can lose 
    seconds through crashing.
    
    
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    *         VIII. Seoul         *
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    Laps: 113
    
    Pit Stops: 6
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 16
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:13:30:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:50:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:00:46:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:16:000
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:32:17:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:32:56:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: Nice and simple one again, A-Spec should be fine, just watch out
    for those turns at high speeds. B-Spec should fine.
    
    
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    *     IX. Infineon Raceway    *
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    Laps: 76
    
    Pit Stops: 9
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 7 (avg is 7 some can be done in 8)
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:09:46:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:03:33:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:19:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:26:000
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:41:31:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:34:52:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: For some, A-Spec can be difficult as it can sometimes be hard to
    keep the car on the road at the high speeds and bending roads, if your good at
    this course though, by all means do it. B-Spec should be fine again.
    
    
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    *       X. Laguna Seca        *
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    Laps: 85
    
    Pit Stops: 8
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 10/11
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:14:36:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:05:20:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:12:00
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:24:00
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:49:00:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:41:37:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 2/3/4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: A decievingly difficult track for both A-Spec and B-Spec. For 
    A-Spec, you must get the cornering right, you must get the accelerating, 
    decelerating and braking times all right otherwise you could find yourself off
    the beaten track losing 10 seconds. For B-Spec you must keep an eye on the race
    at all times. All the drivers, not just Bob, tend to come off the track on the 
    second before last turn before the pit straight. This means you can possibly 
    lose 10 seconds and a lead before you know it. What I would recommend is doing 
    speed 4 up until the downhill chicane then put it to 3 just before that. After
    the chicane put it down to 2 on the corner I mentioned above then up to 5 for 
    the straight and 4 for the bit after the straight up till the chicane. I 
    wouldn't recommend B-Spec for anyone who has under 6000 B-Spec pts.
    
    
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    *  XI. Twin Ring Motegi Road  *
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    Laps: 64
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 8
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:12:11:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:04:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:33:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:30:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:42:07:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:37:04:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: A fairly easy B-Spec race after the previous one, however it can
    be quite a difficult A-Spec race with the long straights and turns. It all 
    depends if you brake in the right places or not. Nevertheless, a relativly 
    simple race... Next up, the Nurb XD...
    
    
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    *      XII. Nurburgring       *
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    Laps: 15
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 2
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:12:18:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:32:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:06:00:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:05:45:000          Thanks to ZechsXWynd
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:33:35:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:34:14:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 2/3/4/5
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: Meh....this was the race that ruined my 100% win record.
    
    First things first, I suck at the Nurb' in high speed cars, put me in a touring
    car or anything else and I'll be fine but when it comes to super cars and F1 
    cars etc I just can't keep control of 'em down the long winding straights and
    heavy braking turns so A-Spec was out the window for me. By all means if your a
    Nurb' fanatic or just a bloody good driver, take the task on. Otherwise, if 
    your like me, opt for the B-Spec option.
    
    Now B-Spec still won't pull out the stops. If your driver is undertrained then 
    I can't guarentee you a trophy! In my race I was quite lucky. I was 40 seconds
    behind sitting in 4th place. I pitted in on lap 12, like you do every two laps,
    then, instead of pitting in on lap 14, I pitted in again on lap 13. 
    
    This meant on lap 14 when everyone was pitting in (and when I should have also 
    been pitting in) I could hopefully move up some places, which I did. I managed 
    to get up to just behind 2nd. On the slight hairpin turn around 5km in, (that's
    Aremberg for 'ring enthusiasts) 1st and 2nd went flying off the circuit so I 
    managed to gain about a 7 second lead. Unfortunatly (due switching between 4 
    and 5 speeds trying to keep my lead with fast burning tyres) I came off the 
    road down the straight but in the end managed to scrape 2nd place. 
    
    This race is hard due to your tyres being nearly red about half way through the 
    second lap and ending up losing so much time skidding off the road. You are 
    faced with a tough desicion, race on speed 1 and lose time or race on speed 4 
    trying to keep up and lose time through going off the road. What I did for some
    races was do the first lap on speed 4 then the next lap on speed 2 or 3 
    depending on how far I was behind. In the end it all depends on luck in the 
    fact sometimes you could do two laps on speed 4 with red tyres and not come off
    the road, other times you'll spend more time off than on. 
    
    All I can say is race it on A-Spec and win yourself, train your B-Spec driver 
    up and hope he stays on the road with Red tyres or take 2nd or 3rd place like I
    did. Anyway, a slightly easier next race.
    
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    / James Pickering says:                                                       \
    \                                                                             /
    / "I thought Iíd just mention a way of winning the Nurburgring Race using B   \
    \ spec by pitting every lap. I know it sounds a bit strange but you easily    /
    / make up the time on the other cars as they lose so much time spinning of    \
    \ and slowing down to conserve their tyres.                                   /
    /                                                                             \
    \ You just need to make sure you have your suspension settings quite soft and /
    / your final gear ratio lengthened a bit and your b spec driver should be able\
    \ to make up the time lost (about 30s every 2 laps). Or at least this worked  /
    / on the PAL version. Also after the first lap select refuel when you (even   \
    \ though you donít need to) just to see how much fuel is used per lap. Then   /
    / donít refuel until the tank is quite low and then only refuel enough to get \
    \ round once."                                                                /
    /                                                                             \
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    *      XIII. El Capitan       *
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    Laps: 64
    
    Pit Stops: 10
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 6
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:08:30:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:02:48:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:25:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:28:000
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:35:14:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:35:30:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: After the disaster that is the Nurb', you get a break on El 
    Capitan. This is one of my favourite A-Spec circuits, don't know why just is so 
    A-Spec should be fine just avoid the sand. B-Spec should be fine also.
    
        
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    *   XIV. Fuji Speedway 2005   *
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    Laps: 67
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 9
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:12:46:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:28:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:26:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:28:000
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:39:25:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:37:00:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 4
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: This can be, for some, a difficult one to A-Spec due to how tight
    the corners are, if you're familiar with the track though and you watch where 
    you accelerate, you can do this easy. For B-Spec Bob'll be fine.
    
    
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    *        XV. Suzuka           *
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    Laps: 53
    
    Pit Stops: 7
    
    Number of laps per pit stop: 7
    
    Average A-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:12:25:000
    Average B-Spec time between Pit Stop: 00:04:00:000
    
    Average A-Spec Lap: 00:01:41:000
    Average B-Spec Lap: 00:00:33:500
    
    A-Spec Completion Time: 01:33:20:000
    B-Spec Completion Time: 00:33:46:000
    
    B-Spec Speed: 2/4/5
    Overtake: On
    
    Other Advice: The third of the possible nightmare races (Sarthe being the
    first, Nurburgring the second) For B-Specers you're gonna have to babysit it
    all the way through as to win you will have to change speeds. Start the race
    at speed 4. When you get up to the first 90 degree turn slip it down to 2,
    with that cleared whack it up to 5 until you reach the chicane, put it down to
    2 just before here then back up to 4. Repeat for 53 laps and stir thoroughly
    afterwards :P Otherwise if you have it on 4 or even 3 throughout the race, 
    there are 3 possible points where your car can be in the dirt. The first time
    I done the race it took me a few goes to master the speed changes, you can 
    lose up to 40 seconds if you get a bad lap.
    
    A-Specers, just slow down at the points I mentioned above and you'll be fine.
    
    Both A-Spec and B-Spec can be possibly disasterous just slow down and you'll
    be fine.
    
    
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    1. Q. What do I win from doing this huge Extreme Event?
       A. You win the Mercedes Sauber C 9 Race Car '89, here is a picture of the
          one I won:
    
          http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/Psycho_Monkey/IMG0009.jpg
    
    2. Q. What tip would you say is most important for me to win this event?
       A. Qualify. Simple. It gives you a great advantage starting number one on
          grid. A few minutes of your time will help greatly. Just qualify.
    
    3. Q. Can I buy tyres for my F1 car as on the Nurb' they're just too soft?
       A. Nope, a bummer I know. See above for Nurb' tips.
    
    4. Q. How do I unlock the Formula GT World Championship?
       A. You have to unlock the Extreme Event. To do this you must get Gold in
          all Beginner and Professional races.
    
    
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    Gamefaqs.com doesn't just exist through sponsorship, it exists through FAQS,
    which are contributed by users. This guide, as most are on gamefaqs.com, is 
    similar to the website as a whole, it exists through people contributing.
    
    I would like people to contribute to my guide, whether it is correcting 
    spellings, answering my requests or in any other way.
    
    You will be fully credited in the section below and would be helping me 
    greatly.
    
    At this update I need people to submit a few times for me, just to varify my
    results etc.
    
    I need:-
    
    Average A-Spec Lap on Tokyo R246 in Polyphony Digital Formula Racing Car
    
    Average A-Spec Lap on Twin Ring Motegi SS in Polyphony Digital Formula Racing
    Car
    
    See the Contact Information Section below for more details.
    
    In addition, if you have any suggestions, strategys or tips or anything of
    that kind, feel free to email them to me.
    
    
    
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    Here I would like to thank some people who helped me during the game and helped
    make this FAQ possible.
    
    Me for doing the Championship several times and for being bothered to write
    this guide.
    
    James Pickering for his email and tips
    
    mindlessoath for his tips and constructive criticism
    
    ZechsXWynd for Nurburgring times
    
    Pete Whitmarsh for Sarthe Strategy
    
    GameFaqs <www.gamefaqs.com> for publishing my In-Depth FAQ
    
    CjayC for running Gamefaqs
    
    The message boards for helping me those few times I got a little stuck
    
    Lastly, Polyphony and Sony for this great game
    
    
    
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    *                          10. Contact Information                            *
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    If you would like to contact me regarding corrections, questions, comments, or 
    clarifications, please send them to:
    
    alexyoung27@msn.com
    
    Make sure you include GT4 some where in the subject bit, so I dont mistake it
    for junk mail
    
    If it is a  question you are asking, make sure I haven't answered it some 
    where in the FAQ
    
    If you feel like flaming me, by all means do, I love a good laugh.
    
    I will try to reply as soon as possible
    
    
    
    This document is Copyright (c) 2005 Alexander Young